This week has been Highmoor’s Greek Week!
In cooking with Mrs Barlow, we learnt how to make a variety of different Greek dishes. This included, homemade hummus, Greek feta parcels and Greek pasta salad. We were able to work as a team to prepare the ingredients and create each of the dishes.
During our Topic lesson, the children learnt about the Ancient Greek Gods. We looked at Zeus, Poseidon, Hermes, Aphrodite, Ares, Athena and Hades. The children were able to produce a poster on who was their favourite God and why.
On Thursday, Highmoor went to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. We had a fantastic time and learnt all about the style of Greek pottery, admired the sculptures in the Cast Gallery and about the history of Greek coins. We also learnt how important the Olympics were and how they took precedent over everything that the Greeks did.
Whilst at the museum, one of our activities involved having to choose an object in the gallery and describe it to our partner whilst they drew it. This was really tricky and made us think very carefully about how we described the artefacts. Here is Lily and Nina, Sofia and Imy.
On Friday, it was Highmoor’s ‘Greek Day’ where each of the children dressed up as Ancient Greeks. We had another fantastic day although it certainly made washing cars for the Atlantic Lion’s in the rain an interesting experience!
During the morning, we were able to reflect on what we had learnt about the style of Ancient Greek pottery and were able to design our very own pots. Some of the children decided to create different patterns whilst others chose to tell a story on their pots.
Once again, a huge thank you to the parents who helped with the trip and for Mr Tanner and Mrs Davenport for driving the buses. An additional thank you from Miss Glynn to all of the parents for providing the children with outfits that would help us to recreate Ancient Greece in our classroom.
Have a fantastic weekend and we’ll see you Monday for the last week of term!